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This Iowa School Is Using Heart Rate Monitors To Grade Kids In Gym Class

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 08.29.2014 | Parents

For most kids, P.E. class consists of physical exercise centered around a sport. The children in Dubuque, Iowa, have a different experience. Earl...

Can Fat Baboons Help Us Understand the 'Obesity Paradox'?

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Does our present high-sugar diet do to us what the "garbage dump diet" did to the baboons? Weight gain, pre-diabetes and alarming cholesterol elevations are all results of our diet too. Like the baboons, we humans will certainly respond to dietary insults in a variety of ways.

5 Reasons To Smile More

Daniela Tempesta, LCSW | Posted 06.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniela Tempesta, LCSW

We often tend to associate smiling as the result of a positive event or mood. But research demonstrates that the act of smiling, in and of itself, can be the catalyst for joy. Even better, it is a tool that is free, easy and always available.

How Heart Rate Is Related to Fitness and Longevity

Dennis Kravetz | Posted 02.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Dennis Kravetz

Any of you who take up regular aerobic exercise will notice that your resting pulse rate will drop over time -- meaning that your heart does not have to work as hard and beat as many times per minute to get nutrients and oxygen distributed to all of your body.

Take It From Tony: Investing in NIH Research Saves Lives

Nancy Brown | Posted 11.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Research has long been a major priority of the American Heart Association. Our organization has invested upwards of $3.5 billion into research, more than any organization outside the federal government.

Tips To Boost Your Metabolism After 40, From Joel Harper (WATCH)

Posted 11.11.2013 | MarloThomas

Getting enough fiber in your diet is essential if you want to boost your metabolism. When celebrity fitness trainer Joel Harper joined me on Mondays W...

Timothy Stenovec

This Device May Change Your Life

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 06.20.2013 | Technology

The Scanadu Scout, a Star Trek-like device that within 10 seconds measures and records heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate, temperature, hear...

5 Sure Signs You're Having A Good Workout

Keri Lynn Ford | Posted 06.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Keri Lynn Ford

Make the most of your time. A quality, intense workout always exceeds a long, mediocre workout. On the flip side, remember that too much of a good thing is still too much.

Should I Use A Heart Rate Monitor During Workouts?

Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living

By Laura Schwecherl Need some extra bling for the gym? Then strap on a heart rate monitor, a device worn while working out that measures heart ra...

Artist Turns Your Heart-Rate Into Light Show

Posted 07.13.2012 | Arts

Sometimes great art makes your heart beat faster, but rarely does your heart-beat make art. Vancouver-based artist Danielle Gotell is using heart-rate...

How Knowing Your Target Heart Rate Could Help You With Your Workouts

Reuters | Dorene Internicola | Posted 03.10.2012 | Healthy Living

By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK (Reuters) - Whether you're interested in running a marathon or staving off the chronic diseases of ageing, to reap t...

Study Reveals Who Stresses Most

LiveScience | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A new Canadian study discovers age and gender play a significant role in how people respond to stress. ...

How Heart Handles Anger Predicts Irregular Beat

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — How the heart handles anger seems to predict who's at risk for a life-threatening irregular heartbeat. Negative emotions like hosti...